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Mexican truck driver detained after coke seizure

Mexican truck driver detained after coke seizure

Officials say a Mexican truck driver is being detained in Texas after more than $8 million worth of cocaine was found in a shipment of brooms.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not identify the 33-year-old man from Reynosa by name. Agency spokesman Felix Garza says the man has not yet been charged with a crime but is expected to appear before an immigration judge Tuesday.
Customs officers discovered 253 pounds of cocaine on Friday evening when an image scan of the tractor-trailer and a narcotics detector dog alerted them to the drugs. The cocaine was hidden in two metal boxes inside the trailer's refrigeration unit.


Updated : 2021-02-25 13:30 GMT+08:00